Monday, May 22, 2006

Atiku's $100,000 Bribe?

The U.S news media shed more light on the bribery allegation involving William Jefferson, a member of the US House of Representatives, Nigerian Vice President Abubakar Atiku and a private investor wanting to do business in Nigeria and some west Africa countries.

On hearing that only $100,000 exchanged hands, I realized it is very unlikely that the Nigerian Vee Pee is involved.

This is because 100G dollars is a mere 14 million Naira- chicken fee to someone of Atiku's caliber, or I'm I wrong with my assumption?

Since Mr Jefferson couldn't complete the transaction before he was busted by the FBI and the money retrieved from his freezer; it is almost impossible to tell if the money was mean't for Atiku, or if Jefferson simply dropped Atiku's name in order to bilk a gullible investor. At the point, Jefferson is yet to admit to any wrong doing while Atiku continues to maintain his innocence.